India has created history at the Tokyo Paralympics, returning home with as many as 19 medals, their best-ever tally in a single edition of the Paralympics by far. Here’s the full list of medal winners for India at the Paralympics Games so far
New Delhi: India has created history at the Tokyo Paralympics, returning home with as many as 19 medals, their best-ever tally in a single edition of the Paralympics by far. The country has won 5 gold, 8 silver and 6 bronze, to mark its best ever outing at the Paralympic Games. India finished inside the top 25 in the medal table at the Tokyo Paralympics, going past their previous-best by 15 medals.
Here’s the full list of medal winners for India at the Paralympics Games so far:
Avani Lekhara - Gold Medal and Bronze Medal
Avani Lekhara won India's first medal in shooting at the Tokyo Paralympics in the women’s 10m air rifle standing SH1 event. Lekhara won the gold medal with a total score of 249.6 in the final, equalling the world record. The 19-year-old also scripted history becoming the first Indian woman to win a gold medal at the Paralympics. Avani, after winning a gold, added a 50m rifle 3 position SH1 bronze to her haul, making her the first Indian woman with two Paralympic medals and second overall from the country to claim multiple medals in the same edition of the Games. Lekhara scored 445.9 in the final to claim the medal.
Pramod Bhagat - Gold Medal
Indian shuttler Pramod Bhagat added to India's medal rush by winning the gold medal in the men's singles (SL3) event. He defeated Great Britain's Daniel Bethell 21-14,21-17 to win the final. It also happened to be India's first-ever badminton Paralympics medal.
Sumit Antil - Gold Medal
Javelin thrower Sumit Antil smashed his own world record multiple times for the F64 class gold, with an astonishing throw of 68.55m in his fifth attempt, which was the best of the day by quite a distance and a new world record.
Manish Narwal - Gold Medal
Shooter Manish Narwal smashed the Paralympic record to clinch India''s third gold in the ongoing Tokyo Games. The 19-year-old Narwal, who holds the world record in the category, shot a total of 218.2, a Paralympic record, to claim the yellow metal in his debut Games.
Krishna Nagar - Gold Medal
Krishna Nagar won the country's 2nd gold medal in badminton at Tokyo Paralympics after reigning supreme in the men's singles SH6 category on Sunday. The 22-year-old defeated Hong Kong's Chu Man Kai in a hard-fought three-game battle 21-17, 16-21, 21-17 in the gold medal match to take India's medal tally to 19 at the Para Games.
Bhavinaben Patel - Silver medal
Gujarat's Bhavinben Patel sent a wave of celebration across the country on the third day of the Paralympics when she clinched India's first-ever TT Paralympics medal. In the gold medal match, she lost to China's Zhou Ying 7-11,5-11,6-11.
Nishad Kumar - Silver medal
Nishad Kumar soared to a silver medal by setting a personal best and an Asian record. His best effort of 2.06m earned him a silver, as USA's Roderick Townsend-Roberts claimed gold with a world-record-setting jump of 2.15m.
Yogesh Kathuniya - Silver Medal
Discus thrower Yogesh Kathuniya clinched a silver medal in the men's F56 event in the Paralympics. The 24-year-old, a B.Com graduate from New Delhi''s Kirorimal College, sent the disc to a best distance of 44.38m in his sixth and last attempt to clinch the silver.
Devendra Jhajharia - Silver Medal
The 40-year-old javellin thrower, Devendra Jhajharia , already India's greatest Paralympian after winning gold medals in the 2004 and 2016 Games, pulled off a new personal best throw of 64.35m for the silver in F46 classification.
Praveen Kumar - Silver Medal
Praveen Kumar bagged the silver medal in the men's high jump T64 category with a jump of 2.07m in the event final. En route to bettering India's medal tally, the 18-year-old set the new Asian record.
Mariyappan Thangavelu - Silver Medal
Mariyappan Thangavelu won a silver in the men's high jump T42 event. Mariyappan cleared 1.86m while the American gold winner Sam Grewe succeeded in soaring above 1.88m in his third attempt. Sharad Kumar took the bronze with an effort of 1.83.
Suhas Yathiraj - Silver Medal
Suhas bagged the silver medal in the Tokyo Paralympics on Sunday after going down fighting in the final of the men's singles SL4 event against France's Lucas Mazur. Lucas won by 15-21, 21-17, 21-15 in 1 hour and 2 minutes at Court 1 -- Yoyogi National Stadium.
Singhraj Adhana - Silver Medal & Bronze Medal
Singhraj Adhana, a 39-year-old shooter, who is afflicted with polio and was making his Games debut, shot a total of 216.8 to finish the event in third place after qualifying for the eight-man final as the sixth best shooter. A few days later, he added a second medal to his kitty. Singhraj Adhana clinched the gold and silver medal in the P4 - Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 final at the Asaka Shooting Range. Singhraj grabbed his second medal of the Tokyo Paralympics with 216.7 points
Sundar Singh Gurjar - Bronze MedalSundar Singh Gurjar secured a bronze medal, in the men’s F46 javelin throw event at Tokyo Paralympics 2020, finishing after Devendra Jhajharia.
Harvinder Singh - Bronze Medal
Harvinder Singh notched up India''s first ever archery medal in the Paralympics, holding his nerves to down Kim Min Su of Korea in a thrilling shoot-off for the men''s individual recurve bronze in the ongoing Games .
Sharad Kumar - Bronze Medal
Sharad Kumar won a bronze medal in the F42 category of men’s high jump in the Tokyo Paralympic Games. The 29-year-old Patna-born athlete jumped to 1.83m to win the bronze.
Manoj Sarkar - Bronze Medal
India shuttler Manoj Sarkar won a bronze medal after defeating Japan's Daisuke Fujihara in the men's singles SL3 event here at the Yoyogi National Stadium Court 3 in the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics on Saturday. Sarkar defeated Fujihara 22-20, 21-13 in the bronze medal match. The entire match lasted for 47 minutes.